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Distrito Federal Things to Do

  • Zocalo

    Mexico City Things to Do

    The Zocalo (also known as Plaza de la Constitucion) is the main square in the historic centre of Mexico City - also the largest city square in Latin America. The main architectural treasures of the Zocalo is the Cathedral and the Palacio Nacional, residence of the Mexican president, built on the spot of the pre-columbian Moctezuma Palace. In the...

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  • Teotihuacan

    Mexico City Things to Do

    I was not sure what all I wanted to do in Mexico City. I did know one thing which I found via the internet, they have Pyramids. I had booked the early morning tour due to the fact that there would be hardly any tourist at theat time of the morning. I was picked up by my tour guide, Gersom and off we went with only one other person, Carolino from...

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  • Xochimilco

    Mexico City Things to Do

    Fight that sinking sensation which you may be feeling if you have read about the slowly disappearing Mexico City by floating on the ancient canals at Xochimilco. Each weekend this World Heritage Site transforms into fiesta-filled waterways packed with party boats, musicians, and marimba players.

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  • Templo Mayor

    Mexico City Things to Do

    The Templo Mayor ("Major Temple") was one of the main temples of the Aztecs in their capital city of Tenochtitlan, which is now Mexico City. It is part of the Historic Center, which was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1987. The excavated site consists of two parts, the temple itself, exposed and labeled to show its various stages of...

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  • Bosque de Chapultepec

    Mexico City Things to Do

    The most extensive park of Mexico is very popular among the locals and is a great place for a weekend stroll. There is lots to see and do here: among the main attractions are the monument dedicated to the "ninos heroes" (young soldiers who commited suicide after Mexico surrendered to the United States invasion forces in 1848); the Castillo...

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  • Museo de Antropologia

    Mexico City Things to Do

    This is probably the best-known Museum of Mexico City: treasures from all major pre-columbian cultures are collected here. Around the inner courtyard, each exibition area is dedicated to a different culture or geographical area. The exhibitions often continue in the outer area, so have a look there as well. It will easily take a day if you intend...

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  • Bellas Artes

    Mexico City Things to Do

    I think that you learn alot just by sitting and watching people. I happen to be at the Palcio de Bella Artes and before I went into the building, I just plopped down on the steps with my bottle of water and just watch people come and go. I did notice that there were a whole boat-load of people just standing around looking. After a while I got the...

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  • La Zona Rosa

    Mexico City Things to Do

    La Zona Rosa literally means "the pink zone", and is the gay district in Mexico City. There are a lot of bars, dance blus, strip clubs (for the gay and the straight) places to eat and shop. It is a crazy place to be at night, as there are lots of people and many are drinking, lively and flamboyant. I had a good time strolling around here, and I was...

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  • Coyoacan

    Mexico City Things to Do

    Miguel Hidalgo Statue at Plaza Hidalgo. He was a Mexican Catholic Priest who rang the church bell to announce the Mexican revolution against the Spanish. Unfortunately he was captured and shot in 1811. Today his call is celebrated during Mexican Independence.

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  • Basilica de Guadaluape

    Mexico City Things to Do

    The New Modern Basilica was constructed in 1974 because the Old Basilica is sinking. A major pylon that prevents the shrine from sinking in the unstable subsoil supports the new structure and it can hold up to 10,000 people inside the building.The image of Virgin Guadalupe with the original cloak was moved to the New Basilica.

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  • Torre Latinoamerica

    Mexico City Things to Do

    This tower looks a bit dated, but it has the best panoramic view in Mexico City. It is 182 meters high and has 44 levels - the viewing platform can be reached from the 42nd level via a staircase. Depending on the calculation method, if you count the whole urban area, Mexico City is the second-largest city in the world (after Tokyo), and from here...

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  • Diego Rivera

    Mexico City Things to Do

    This museum is more or less dedicated to a single yet outstanding work of muralist Diego Rivera. The painting is called "Dreaming on a sunday afternoon in Parque Alameda" and is an ensemble of modern-day Mexican citizens, following their daily business, with historical figures of Mexican history, like Cortez. General Santa Ana, Porfirio Diaz,...

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  • Catedral Metropolitana

    Mexico City Things to Do

    The Catedral Metropolitana - the largest church in Latin America - is located on Zocalo Square (hard to miss). It was built over a period of 300 years, starting with the spanish "conquista" and finishing 1813 - only a few years before Mexico gained independence. The long building time shows in the different architectural styles that were applied...

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  • Plaza Garibaldi

    Mexico City Things to Do

    Yes its true that Mexico city isn't known for mariachi, but if you're not traveling to any other locations head to Garibaldi (metro stop). 5 blocks from the station there is a square where mariachi is abound. You could hang out in the square and watch numerous bands or you head to one of the many restaurants in the area. El Tenampa is a pretty...

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  • Casa de los Azulejos - House of Tiles

    Mexico City Things to Do

    The Casa Azulejos is a 18th century city palace of Mexico City, located between Madero Street and Calle 5 de Mayo. This beautiful building is covered on three sides with blue & white tiles. It is also home to a Sanborns restaurant (on two levels), if you want to enjoy the interior of the Casa Azulejos. The food is good and the pricing average.

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  • Tres Culturas

    Mexico City Things to Do

    Just North of the city center is this Aztec Temple ruin of the aztec city of Tlatelolco. These are by far the best preserved ruins in the city. It's a bit of a walk from the nearest metro but is well worth a trip

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  • Turibus

    Mexico City Things to Do

    Even though I like to explore the city by myself, this time i opted to board The Turibus which takes you pretty much everywhere and is a Hop-on - Hop-off service around the city, By the way I decided not to get off, due to the tourists that invaded Mexico City this last easter season. WE visited the nicest avenue in the city which is Paseo de la...

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  • Paseo de la Reforma

    Mexico City Things to Do

    The Paseo de la Reforma is a long boulevard that connects the city centre with Chapultepec Parc. It is dotted with interesting modern architecture, for example the "Caballito" sculpture, the stock exchange, and a score of hotels, as well as fountains and monuments dedicated to famous Mexicans, all along the road. The most memorable landmarks are...

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  • Angel de la Independencia

    Mexico City Things to Do

    The Angel of Independence Monument was built to commemorate the War of Independence centennial celebrations in 1910. On top of the monument is a gold color angel that can be seen glimmering from the distance and at the base war heroes name is etched.

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  • Alameda Park

    Mexico City Things to Do

    Alameda is a small yet beautiful park, adiacent to the Palacio Bellas Artes and with plenty of classical statues and fountains. The most impressive element of the park is the Benito Juarez monument, dedicated to the Mexican liberal president who evicted the French in the war of 1864-67 and deposed and executed Emperor Maximilian. A nice spot to...

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  • Museo Leon Trotsky

    Mexico City Things to Do

    A few blocks away from the Blue House is the Casa/Museo Leon Trotsky, the house where the Russian revolutionary lived in exile before he was murdered by Ramon Mercader, a Stalinist. Leon Trotsky played a leading role in forming the Red Army to fight the Russian Civil War of 1918-1920. After Lenin’s death however, he was forced into exile by his...

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  • Frida Kahlo Museum

    Mexico City Things to Do

    The Frida Kahlo museum is where she was born, also known as the Blue House. She was born in 1907. After she died in 1958 the Mexican like to liking her and she became Mexico icon and her house became a museum. The museum exhibits her and husband Diego Rivera personal belongings, early paintings, dairies, outfits, where she slept, her wheelchair...

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  • Museo Franz Mayer

    Mexico City Things to Do

    The bulding was built during the XVI century, and after 400 years it was a hospital convent. Nowadays shows one of the most important collections of apply arts: shows, music, teather, literature, performance and movies between many others.

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  • Palacio Nacional

    Mexico City Things to Do

    This baroque building on the eastern side of the Zocalo square dates back to the 16th century and was built on the site of the former Moctezuma Palace. It is to this day the residence of the Mexican president and the Ministry of Finance, yet it can be easily visited after passing a security control. The main attraction of the Palacio are the...

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  • Monumento a la Revolucion

    Mexico City Things to Do

    This art-déco monument dedicated to the Mexican Revolution, is in the Plaza de la República, where the Museo Nacional de la Revolución is also located. The building was actually commissioned by dictator Porfirio Díaz, who intended to make it his new legislative chamber. However, the 1910 Revolution meant that the grandiose project was never to be...

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  • Polanco

    Mexico City Things to Do

    as the city tour busy was driving me through, i could sense that it was the posh side of mexico city. international brands, luxurious shops, and embassies were the main feature of this area. commercial ads were even feature hollywood celebrities! perhaps the american touch would signfiy how posh this area was. there was nothing special really...

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  • Museo de Arte Moderno

    Mexico City Things to Do

    The building which holds this museum itself is part of the collection, as it was built on purpose. Its architects, Teodoro Gonzalez de Leon and Abraham Zabludovsky, were awarded the National Art Prize in 1981. It consists of ten exhibition rooms and the permanent collection contains over 300 representative works of contemporary art from all over...

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  • Benito Juarez Monument

    Mexico City Things to Do

    The most impressive architectural feature of Alameda Park in Mexico City is the monument dedicated to Benito Juarez, the liberal president and social reformer who ruled Mexico in the 1860/70s and defended the republic sucessfully against Emperor Maximilian and the French invasion forces.

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  • San Angel

    Mexico City Things to Do

    The comparetively quiet suburb of San Angel in the southwest of Mexico City should be visited on a saturday, as on weekends an arts & crafts market is held on Plaza de San Jacinto. The metro station Miguel de Quevedo gives the best access to San Angel - from here, it is only a 10-minute-walk to Plaza San Jacinto. There are plenty of colourful...

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  • Museo Nacional de Arte - MUNAL

    Mexico City Things to Do

    The Mexico City Museo Nacional de Arte has a fascinating collection and instantly became one of my favourite art museums. The grand staircase and the ceiling frescoes are alone worth the entry fee; the collection is very comprehensive and gives a great overview of Mexican art. Quite often, Mexican artists embraced, used and modified European...

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  • Museo Archeologico

    Mexico City Things to Do

    The Archeological Museum, located in the northeastern part of the Bosque de Chapultepec park, is an excellent place to spend an afternoon. There is also a good restaurant on the premises with decent prices where you can grab some lunch.

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  • Museo del Templo Mayor

    Mexico City Things to Do

    There is an excavated area right behind the cathedral with what remains of the main temple in the Aztecs' Tenochtitlan. Next to it there is a museum with displays on history of the Aztec religion and other historic info. Check out the wall of sculls...

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  • Museo Dolores Olmedo Patino

    Mexico City Things to Do

    This museum houses Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera's work which was donated by Dolores Olmedo Patino as it was her private art collection. During the end of the year there is a Day of the dead exhibition. Its gardens are beautiful and there is a bookstore.

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  • Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso

    Mexico City Things to Do

    This former Jesuit monastery in the vicinity of Zocalo square hosts various temporary exhibitions and is also famous for remarkable "murales" (educative frescoes) by various Mexican artists like Oroczco, Rivera and Leal. These evocative paintings deal mainly with social inequality, civil war and the struggles of the Mexican revolution as well as...

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  • Monumento a Cuauhtemoc

    Mexico City Things to Do

    On December 5, 1520 Cuauhtemoc became the tlatoani of Tenochtitlan and defended the city against both the Spaniards and their allies until the final battle in Tlatelolco on august 13, 1521. This young leader and other nobles were captured, tortured and locked up in prison. During his trip to the Hibueras, in Central America, Cortes took Cuauhtemoc...

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  • Palacio de Bellas Artes

    Mexico City Things to Do

    If asked what the most beautiful building in Mexico is, the Palacio Bellas Artes - next to Alameda Park - would probably win hands down. This neo-classical building, built around 1900, is a cultural center which hosts concerts and theater shows as well as temporary exhibitions. The interior is held in Art Nouveau and Art Deco-style and contains...

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  • Aztec Calendar Stone

    Mexico City Things to Do

    The famous Aztec calendar stone (Piedra del Sol) is the main exhibit in the museum. It is a large monolithic sculpture that was excavated in the Zócalo in 1790. It was discovered whilst Mexico City Cathedral was being repaired. The stone is around 12 foot across and weighs about 24 tons. One aspect of the stone is its religious significance....

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  • Iglesia de Santo Domingo

    Mexico City Things to Do

    The original complex of the Church and Convent of Santo Domingo consisted of several buildings: the two-story novitiate, the main convent building - with the same number of stories ? and the church. In the center of the atrium there was a cross, and in the corners open chapels used to hold the Holy Sacrament. All that remains are the Chapel of the...

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  • Centro Historico

    Mexico City Things to Do

    La Cuidad de Mexico (Mex. City) is one of the most enigmatic places on earth...it is one of the oldest, highest (above average sea level) cities and the largest city on the North American continent. It is FULL of culture...years and years have passed since it was the mega-mecca of the Aztec Empire, Tenochtitlan (back in 1325)

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  • Iglesia de la Santa Veracruz

    Mexico City Things to Do

    Iglesia de la Santa Veracruz is yet another fine example of Mexican churches from the 18th century with maroon-coloured bricks and a red dome. It is located in the Bellas Artes area not far from el Palacio de Bellas Artes.

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  • Plaza Santo Domingo

    Mexico City Things to Do

    I'm setting up this page in geographical order, so if you've been reading each tip so far we've been exploring the area right around the Zocalo. If you head a few blocks north of the Zocalo, you'll reach Plaza Santo Domingo, which appears a little run down, but has some interesting sights. The church of Santo Domingo dominates the northern end of...

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  • El Caballito

    Mexico City Things to Do

    This yellow abstract Torree El Caballito is suppose to be a horse head representing equestrian done by sculptor Sebastian. Located in the middle of the road at Almeda Central. The damaged former equestrian statue Spanish King Carlos 4th is located at the National Art Museum.

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  • Secretaria de Educacion Publica

    Mexico City Things to Do

    This building that today serves as the National Department of Education was built as a convent in 17th century. Today its attraction besides its ornate colonial era architecture are the murals painted in the 1920's by Mexico's premier muralists Rivera, Siqueiros and Orozco.

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  • Museo Nacional de las Culturas

    Mexico City Things to Do

    The Museo Nacional de las Culturas is unique in Latin America because of its permanent exhibition of archeological and ethnological collections of foreign cultures. It is also unique in the world, because of the hitory of its collection, which developed as a result of Mexico's friendship wit other nations. The building where it is housed is a...

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  • Colonia Roma

    Mexico City Things to Do

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